Student Activity Fee

The purpose of the Student Activity Fee is to provide and promote programs to assist in the development of educational, social, cultural, vocational, athletic, and leadership skills of all students.  The fee, as approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents, is collected from each regularly enrolled student per term during the regular academic year. Such fee shall be collected in addition to the regular maintenance fees and out-of-state tuition fees.  The Student Activity Fee Committee is a standing committee appointed by the President of Northeast State Community College and is responsible for the allocation of all student activity fees.  The committee hears requests for allocations and recommends the allocation of funds to the President of Northeast State Community College through the Vice President for Student Affairs. 

All activity fees collected are state funds and as such, are subject to all procedures, rules, and regulations relative to state funds, including collection, disbursement, and audit.  Ultimate authority for the use of the activity fee rests with the President of Northeast State Community College pending approval by the Board.  Primary consideration will be given to those programs that are available to all students. 

No funds shall be allocated to student programs not officially sanctioned by the college or to student organizations not meeting the conditions of annual renewal of registration. 

No funds shall be allocated to programs limited to special interest groups, unless such program is open to the entire student body and the Student Activity Fee Committee recommends approval based on a determination that the program will benefit the entire student body.  No funds shall be used to finance instructional activities, charitable causes, or partisan political activities. Northeast State prohibits the expenditure of allocated Student Activity Fee funds on charitable causes that include, but are not limited to, monetary or item donations to an individual or individuals and/or monetary or item donations to an organizational entity. 

A detailed statement on the policies and practices of the Student Activity Fee Committee is available from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (C2108).

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